Plan ahead - one drink is often more than you think and those beers or wine during the game may put you over the legal driving limit.
Heading to the footy at Adelaide Oval tonight and planning to have a few drinks?
The reminder from the Motor Accident Commission (MAC) is to plan ahead - one drink is often more than you think and those beers or wine during the game may put you over the legal driving limit. MAC Community Engagement Manager, Matt Hanton said lots of footy fans like to have a drink or two while watching the game, but it is important to understand what you are drinking and how much alcohol it contains.
“If you are heading to the footy and planning to have a few drinks, just don’t drive, those beers or wines have much more alcohol than just one standard drink”, said Mr Hanton.
In Australia, a standard drink refers to a drink containing 10 grams of alcohol. A person’s blood alcohol content (B.A.C) begins to rise the moment you start drinking and will usually take an hour after your last drink to reach its highest level.
“If you have always judged your alcohol consumption by the number of drinks, your estimations are probably way off. Serving sizes need to be taken into account and the alcohol content, even from one brand of beer to the next, can vary greatly’, said Mr Hanton.
Take advantage of the popular MAC Footy Express service.
“With free buses, trams, trains to get you to and from Adelaide Oval, there is no excuse for drink driving. Alcohol and driving just don’t mix”, said Mr Hanton.